GOVERNMENT needs to resolve issues at Chambishi Metals to ensure production of gypsum resumes to mitigate effects of high cement prices.
Gypsum is a soft mineral composed of calcium sulphate dehydrate, which is widely mined and is a key ingredient in the manufacturing of cement.
In recent weeks, there has been a sharp increase in cement prices from K90 per 50 kilogramme bag to between K120 and K125.
Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) programme coordinator Ishmael Zulu said placing Chambishi Metals under care and maintenance has had a negative effect on the construction industry. CLICK TO READ MORE